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Corby Cube

The Corby Cube is truly a new paradigm for civic buildings in an age of austerity. The pressure to reduce expenditure has pushed Authorities to examine how they can rationalise their estates and deliver services more efficiently and effectively. The Corby Cube does just this.

We have worked on this ground-breaking project since 2004, having won in competition against Richard Rogers Partnership, Rafael Vinõly and Fielden Clegg Bradley. The Cube combines the functions of two buildings, an arts and civic centre, into one, providing a diverse range of services under one roof. This approach is sustainable in the holistic sense as Council services are consolidated to make the most of their reduced resources whilst redundant brownfield sites can be regenerated to create future development opportunities. The project was the first theatre to gain a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Our innovative approach has led to a building that everyone in Corby can be proud of. It demonstrates that world class public facilities can be sustainable and at the very heart of a community’s proactive regeneration, putting the ‘Cor’ back into Corby.

Corby Borough Council
Funder Clients
NNDC (formerly Catalyst Corby) / English Partnerships / East Midlands Development Agency
Corby, Northamptonshire
Civic Trust Award 2012 - Commendation
Concrete Society Awards 2011 - Commendation
British Construction Industry Awards 2011, Building Project £3m-£50m Category - Shortlist
East Midlands Property Awards 2011, Design Excellence Category - Shortlist
FX International Interior Design Awards 2011,
Best Public Building - Winner
International Property Awards in Association with Bloomberg Television 2011
Best Public Service Architecture, Northamptonshire - Winner
Best Public Service Architecture, UK - Winner
Best Mixed Use Architecture, Northamptonshire - Winner
Best Mixed Use Architecture, UK - Winner
Regeneration and Renewal Award 2011, Mixed Use Developments Category - Shortlist
Regeneration and Renewal Award 2011, Design Excellence Category - Shortlist
RICS East Midlands Project of the Year Award 2011 - Shortlist
RICS National Award 2011, Regeneration Catgeory - Shortlist
(for Corby Parkland Gateway - including Corby Civic Hub, Corby International Pool & Corby Interchange)